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Acquired brain injury is a vast subject area and therefore we list below some of the topics in brief and theBrainHead200Square links for you to find out more from the headway uk website.

About traumatic brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury). There are many possible caused, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or work.

Effects of brain injury

The effects of a brain injury can be wide ranging, and depend on a number of factors such as the type, location and severity of injury. Every person’s injury is unique, so they will experience any number of the symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. read more

Family reaction to a brain injury

It has often been said that brain injury affects whole families, not just individuals. Many difficult stages have to be passed through from the initial shock of the news of an injury, to eventual acceptance that things may now be very different from how they used to be – for both the individual concerned and the whole family. read more

Other forms of acquired brain injury

There are many difference causes of brain injury, not just traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injury (ABI) covers all situations in which brain injury has occurred since birth. This includes tumour, stroke (of which there are 4 different types), brain haemorrhage and encephalitis amongst many others. The effects are often very similar to those of traumatic brain injury, but there are key differences that make treating and coping with acquired brain injury quite different.